Common Green Card Interview Questions
Before spouses or a fiancés can receive their green cards, they will need to submit to a fraud interview. The U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agency asks these questions to ensure that people applying for Green Cards are not doing so in order to defraud the government.
In the event that fraud is suspected, these people will have to meet with someone from the fraud unit for an interview. The interview will be for both the U.S. citizen and the spouse-to-be seeking the Green Card, but they will be granted their own appointments to meet with the interviewer separately. The interviewer then compares the answers that each person gave during the interview.
Questions Asked During the Green Card Interview
Common green card interview questions asked of all couples:
- What is your age? Birth date? Spouse’s age and birth date?
- What is your name?
- Where do you live?
- When were you born?
- What is your spouse’s name?
- Where does your spouse live?
- When was your spouse born?
- Where did you first meet? How were you introduced?
- When was your first date?
- Where did the two of you meet?
- Please describe how the meeting went.
- Did you give each other your phone numbers or email addresses at that time?
- When did you have your first date?
- Where was each of you living when you first met?
- What are the things both of you like?
- When was the last time you ate out together? Where did you go?
- When was the engagement?
- What did you do on your last visit with each other?
- Do you smoke? Does your fiance/spouse?
- When do you call each other on the telephone and how often do you do this?
Common green card interview questions for engaged couples:
- What places did you like to go together?
- When did the relationship become more romantic?
- Which of you proposed?
- What made you decide on a long engagement or a short one?
- How long did it take for you to want to get married?
- When did you decide to ask her (him) to marry you?
- Are your parents happy about the marriage? If they aren’t, why aren’t they?
Common green card interview questions for married couples:
- When did you marry?
- What did you get for last Va1entine’s Day? X-mas? Birthday? What did your spouse get? What did they give you?
- What did you and your spouse do on your spouse’s birthday?
- What holidays do both of you celebrate together?
- What did you do on your normal dates prior to marriage?
- Where did you first live together?
- Where do you live now? How many bedrooms, bathrooms, TVs? Who lives there?
- Do you have air-conditioning? Cable TV? Daily newspaper?
- Where do you work? Spouse’s work? Hours you work? Hours your spouse works?
- How do you get to work? How does your spouse get to work?
- Do you take lunch to work? Does your spouse?
- Do you have scars, tattoos, birthmarks? Where? Does your spouse have any such marks?
- What side of the bed do you sleep on? Your spouse?
- What do-you wear to bed? What does your spouse wear?
- How many parents, siblings do you have? Your spouse? Where do they Live?
- How often do you get together with your family? With spouse’s family?
- How any vacations have you taken in the last three years? Spouse? Where to and with whom?
- Was your house decorated at Christmas?
- Who does the cooking? Where is the microwave oven located?
- What are some foods you don’t like or that you are allergic to? Your Spouse?
- Where is the vacuum kept? Who cleans the house?
- Do you drink bottled water at home? Spouse?
- What are your hobbies? Your spouse?
- Your choice of religion? Spouse? How often do you attend your church? Your spouse?
- What are the next door neighbors’ names?
- Was your wedding large? Who attended from family? Friends?
- Where did you go on your honeymoon?
- Where did you live after your honeymoon?
- What pets do you have? Your spouse?
- What form of birth control do you use?
- What is your highest education level? Your spouse?
- How many rooms in your home or apartment?
- Have you been married before? Has your spouse? What was the former spouse’s name?
- What time did you get up yesterday? Your spouse?
- What did you have for breakfast? Your spouse?
- What did you do after breakfast? Your spouse?
- What did you do for dinner? Your spouse?
- Where were you married? How many guests attended the wedding?
- What are the names of your spouse’s parents?
- What is your spouse’s favorite food? What is yours?
- Who is your spouse’s best friend? Who is yours?
These questions might seem intrusive, but they are meant to gauge the authenticity of the romantic relationship. Also, don’t be surprised if the interviewer says things in a combative manner; an interviewer’s job is to scare people into confessing to committing fraud.